Pet Blood Tests
We have a state of the art Idexx Blood Machine, centrifuge and microscope to do important diagnostic blood tests, cytology, skin scrapes and urine tests on the spot. These tests are pivotal in making accurate diagnosis.
In veterinary medicine, it is not compulsory but highly recommended before any anaesthesia or surgery.
Benefits of Annual Senior Blood Test
Early detection of old age problems
Comparing results with previous years to look for trends of deterioration
Early detection can help with early use of supportive treatment
Diagnosis of disease
Benefits of Pre-anaesthetic Blood Test
Pease of mind that no underlying problem exist that might put the patient in danger during anaesthesia.
Early diagnosis of any underlying organ problem can help us to start with early supportive treatment.
Detection of abnormalities that might be corrected or compensated for during surgery.
Diagnosis of disease that might have gone undetected.
List of Laboratory tests done at Hilton Vet Hospital
Study of different type of blood cells
Study of enzymes and protein and glucose
Study of different electrolytes in the blood
Test thyroid hormone levels
Study of appearance of cells
Test clotting time (rat bait, snake bite, clotting defects)
Look for parasites like skin mites
Diagnosis of organisms involved with ear infections
Faecal floatation test
Look for worm eggs in faeces
Fine Needle aspirate smears
Study of cells under microscope
Look for crystals and cells in urine sediment
Test urine pH, glucose protein etc.
Urine specific gravity
Test urine concentration
More advanced tests are sent off to one of the Veterinary laboratories. For further information on bloods tests for your pet, contact Hilton Vets on